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N.V.White - FortifiedEmilio Lustau (Almacenista) (web)Palomino FinoManzanilla Amontillada 1/21Manuel Cuevas JuradoSpainAndalucían/aManzanilla de Sanlúcar de BarramedaShow neither variety nor appellation

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Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2014 (based on 2 user opinions)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 90.2 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 6 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by yofog on 2/9/2013 & rated 92 points: Open and very dry, warm, with toffee and baked earth, baked apple notes, chocolate and coffee, but the smell of ground coffee not brewed coffee, really good, dry, serious, salty, works your salivary glands, full and long. (835 views)
 Tasted by brooklynguy on 9/15/2011: frustrating because this bottle should be great, but it was not entirely fresh, and this demonstrated itself via an oxidative sweetness that overwhelmed the subtleties of the wine. (1642 views)
 Tasted by garagar on 9/4/2011 & rated 91 points: Note: Opened one month before tasting.
Less aromatic than expected on the nose: sweet almonds, flowers, wood, varnish notes. Excellent on the palate, creamy, salty notes, almonds, coffee, toasted and brandy flavours. Smooth, long and pleasant ending. (1149 views)
 Tasted by andrewstevenson.com on 10/2/2006 & rated 90 points: Nutty, open nose. Fine and elegant. (1521 views)

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By Richard Hemming
JancisRobinson.com (9/17/2012)
(NV Emilio Lustau, Almacenista Manzanilla Amontillada Jerez - Xérès - Sherry White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (4/19/2010)
(NV Emilio Lustau, Almacenista Cuevas Jurado Manzanilla Amontillada NV Jerez - Xérès - Sherry White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, November 2004
(NV Lustau Almacenista Manzanilla Amontillada de Sanlúcar 1/21 Jurado) Delicate golden brown hue. Lovely, expressive nose, with toffee, burnt orange, baked earth and a sweet, smoky element. Very classic, dry but with a fine, rounded warmness, showing quite a delicious yet balanced weight through the midpalate. Great character reflecting the nose, and super, concentrated length. This is lovely wine.  17 points
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, September 2002
(NV Lustau Almacenista Manzanilla Amontillada de Sanlúcar 1/21 Jurado) An amber-gold caramel colour. A wonderful nose, full of coffee, toffee and figs, with a burnt character, and yet a fresh lift. Despite this initial promise the wine is relatively light on the palate, clean with strong acidity. Nicely rounded, and I sense a hint of the flor that once graced this wine.  16 points
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Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.

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